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Third World

Continued . . . Upon arriving in Boca de Tomatlan, our vans pulled up to a folding table on a dusty, dirty road at the bottom of a hill.  There stood a woman with a safari-type hat, water shoes and a clipboard.  It was such a random and almost comical sight as young boys appeared seemingly out of nowhere and …

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Hola Amiga, Quieres Cerveza?

Okay, so where was I with the story? Geez, I can’t believe it has been several months and I left everybody hanging!  It’s like binge-watching your favorite Netflix series and then having to wait FOR.EVER for the next season to come out!  I can’t believe I am actually comparing my meager blog to Netflix, but you know what I mean. …

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Summer Deal!

I am incredibly honored to have been an art instructor with Dirty Footprints Studio. Connie Solera is a talented, generous soul who has a gift for gathering creatives together to create a site full of diverse teaching styles for any level artist. For 3 days only, you have an opportunity to receive a generous discount on selected workshops! Click HERE for …

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Packing, Prepping, Painting

[continued from previous post on May 10, 2017] I was panicky for a month after I signed up to go to Mexico on my {non refundable} trip but the holidays came quickly and I didn’t have time to over think it.  In fact, having something exciting to look forward to made the holidays a little less painful as I wished …

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Two Bob’s and an Impulsive Decision

[continued from previous post on May 4, 2017] The sight of a paintbrush and palette excite my brain and arouse my senses.  The messier and juicier it is, the more stimulated I am. I seemed to have lost this desire to create so as I drove to North Carolina, I was hoping that somehow I would find my {he}art again. …

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The Journey South – Part Two

{Continued from Previous Post} In the summer of 2015, I decided to attend Art of The Carolinas in the Fall of that same year.  Art of The Carolinas is an expo hosted by Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh, North Carolina.  I was so excited to go spend a few days to take some classes from Artists that I admired, and to …

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First Stop . . . Viva Mexico!

“Oh my word, what have I done?” I cried to my daughter on the crackling phone connection as I stood alone in front of a Tortilla Factory on a dusty road in a tiny, remote fishing village in Mexico. Protectively clutching my purse and trying to roll my suitcase over the ruts and cobblestones with my cell phone wedged between my …

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Plan.Journal.Play Workshop!

If you are familiar with The Documented Life Project™ you may remember the original Moleskine Planner that we used for scheduling, creating, note taking, lists and mark making!  I still use this method today and make a new planner each year to document my life in a creative way! Every week I get requests to make this same book for …

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Color, Color, COLOR!!!

The Secret is out – 21 Secrets, that is! I am finally happy to be able to announce that the brand new 21 Secrets 2016 Color, Color, Color! edition is available for sale NOW!  I am proud, honored, and lucky to have been asked to be a teacher again this year. I not only LOVE being an instructor, the best …

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WANDERLUST 2017 – A New Teaching Adventure!

I’m so happy to announce that I will be a guest instructor for Everything Art’s Wanderlust 2017 Online Art Experience! Not sure what Wanderlust is?  Here’s a lovely video to explain! Introducing Wanderlust 2017 from Everything Art on Vimeo. Wanderlust is whole year long journey – an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers …